Look you all know this is going to be a large one…It is October. Book hauls are ALWAYS large in October. But for a change I didn’t actually buy most of these myself. Yeay me!
★ 9 From the Nine Worlds (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Companion) by Rick Riordan = Read
I mean, obviously I had this on pre order. It is gorgeous. I love the cover and the inside has illustrations!
★ The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings 2) by Mackenzi Lee
And of course I had a pre order of this. I love the spine of this book and I can’t wait to see how Felicity will go about everything.
★ Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
Even though I haven’t read her first book I had to pre order this new standalone. Look at that cover. *.*
★ Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas 2) by Zoraida Cordova
Another pretty. I finally ordered this as Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense loves this series so much and I have read the first one. This second one seems much more up my alley. I actually got it at the end of September but it was damaged so I had to send it back.
★ Carpe Jugulum (Discworld 23, Witches 6) by Terry Pratchett
★ Discworld Mapp by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs = Read
There can be no birthday without Discworld! With Carpe Jugulum I now have the Witches arc all so I can for sure just read through it all. And I’ve had my eye on this discworld mapp for a while. I know it is from 1995 but it is still so cute.
My mom gave me an amount to order books for my birthday for. These and the books from the 4 photos below are all from that.
★ And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga 1) by Kiersten White
Having gotten book 2 and 3 there had to be a book 1.
★ City of Stairs (The Divine Cities 1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
A few months ago I bought the second book thinking it was the first so I had to get this one.
★ The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 1) by Jen Williams = Read
★ The Iron Ghost (The Copper Cat 2) by Jen Williams = Read
★ The Silver Tide (The Copper Cat 3) by Jen Williams
I read the first two at the end of the last year in Dutch from the library but I realized I wanted to own them earlier this year. I also think I want to reread these in Dutch and then read The Silver Tide to finish it off and start The Ninth Rain by the same author. I really love these spines together.
★ The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds 4) by Alexandra Bracken
★ Nyxia (Nyxia Triad 1) by Scott Reintgen
★ The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorani
The three books on this picture I got from my husband’s family. Surprise. In all these years I’ve never gotten books from them. Unfortunately I already got Nyxia (which was my fault) but this one matches the second one better so I’ll be getting rid of the one I already had. The Darkest Legacy will be a buddy read with La La in the Library. And Library of Fates is just so gorgeous.
★ Toil & Trouble. Edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
This was a present from my husband but I knew I was getting it because I begged for it when we were in Maastricht haha.
★ The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
★ The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett
Two more from my husband. I got King Arthur in the same edition as this littie mermaid one. They are so pretty! And I’ve had my eye on this little illustrated booklet from Pratchett for a while. Cats, how could I not?
★ I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and Jim Ken Nimura +
And lastly I got this graphic novel (and the letter board) from my friend who has her birthday on the same day as me. 😀
Other Birthday Gifts
Yes there were other things than books…We saw this Hungarian Horntail in Maastricht and though I went back and forth between the various options opted to go with the dragon. I bought Seraphina on my birthday myself. And husband ordered Newt out of the suitcase for me when I saw one that was a bit cheaper because of box damage.
In Maastricht we also saw this demiguise and it is just the cutest okay. If I could just collect all the fantastic beasts and harry potter creature pops haha.
And husband also ordered these. I like these minatiure things with the sticker books.
★ They Mostly Come Out at Night (Yarnsworld 1) by Benedict Patrick
This was a free kindle deal for a day at the end of Sept (but since I already had finished my book haul post I moved it to this month) and La La in the Library pointed it out at me. I actually read a short story in the anthology Lost Lore for this series and was immediately interested so I am quite pleased to be able to read this some day soon. (And soon here is relative obviously)
★ Second Star (The Neverland Chronicles) by J.M. Sullivan
Release Date: March 2019
From Netgalley. This is a read now (or it was when I got it) and is a Peter Pan retelling. It sounds really interesting, like sci-fi? So I could not pass that up.
★ A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison
Release Date: February 2019
From Netgalley. Sisters. Objects. Magic. Instantly got Charmed vibes so I can’t wait to see what this kind of book does with those three things.
★ The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings 1,5) by Mackenzi Lee +
I pre ordered The Lady’s Guide and if you send your receipt you got this novella send to you by email. It was a cute read.
It was the Dutch children’s book week after the young adult one and the big book was the picture book this year. I haven’t gotten around to read it with Merijn yet but will give it a go soon. Than the top smaller one was the book week gift this year. It was an interesting read. And then my mom also gave him a few of tiny cheap booklets as he likes to walk around with one in his hand.